The Everyday Fall Table

the everyday fall table

 Thanksgiving is soon arriving here in Canada on October 10th. I am planning on laying the table with my best silverware, crystal goblets, and my nicest tablecloth. But until that day arrives and throughout the Fall decorating season I set what I call The Everyday Fall Table. The everyday Fall table is bright and colourful. It is set with items shopped from my stock. I had quit buying seasonal décor years ago as I prefer to use natural items.  And I felt that had to get rid of the clutter! Seriously, do you really need five totes full of decorations for every season to make your home look nice? Well, I didn’t think so!

the everyday fall table

I like to start with the centerpiece. Mr. Squirrel is a favourite of mine. If you’ve been following me for any time at all I bet you might remember seeing this squirrel statue located somewhere in my home every Fall!

the everyday fall table

I do splurge (ha) on a new plastic coated tablecloth every season. This one cost me $3.00! I  cover the table with it for the one season then I have it to use for painting or crafts for myself or when the grandchildren come. The tablecloth was discounted from summer stock but I think the colours work fine for Fall.

the everyday fall table

the everyday fall table

Here in our cottage the kitchen table is the only table. So I have to keep it functional for our every day living, as well as dressing it up for the special occasion that come throughout the year.

Surprisingly, I have been able to fit eight people around this small round table! It was cozy and actually funny. We would all have a good laugh when one of the grand children, who was sitting on the back side of the table, would decide in the middle of the dinner that they needed to use the rest room. Then everyone on that side would have to get out of their chairs to make room for him/her to pass. Then repeat it again when they returned. It was almost like a game of musical chairs. But no one ended up on the floor or without a chair afterwards! I believe that being together with family or friends is really what makes those special days so special after all, not pomp and circumstance. 

I hope that your Monday is blessed-Kim 

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32 thoughts on “The Everyday Fall Table

  1. So cute Kim. What is is about acorns. Love them. LIke they have little hats on. Your squirrel holding them is adorable. Have a great week.
    Kris

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  2. Sweet decor. I love your natural elements.
    Cute story about the Grands. Family and friends truly are what make life special… certainly not ‘things’.
    Enjoy your week.

    ~K.

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  3. Hey, that’s my birthday! I have two things to celebrate. 🙂 We’ve been painting so I haven’t had a chance to take out any fall decorations. I”m getting antsy to get them up now. Beautiful table Kimberly!

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  4. Such a cute story Kim! I can picture everyone getting up and laughing about it.

    Your table looks wonderful and so warm and inviting.

    xxx

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  5. I’m with you on using natural things and not having tubs of seasonal decor to store. I have a shoebox for Valentine’s, Easter, and Thanksgiving, and some tubs for Christmas, but that’s it. I love bringing nature indoors. Your squirrel is the cutest thing. Will he remember where he stored the nuts for winter?
    Are you having Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday? That’s the 5th – Thanksgiving Monday is the 10th this year. We’re having our dinner on Saturday to accommodate family. Love the story of the crowd of love around your kitchen table.

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  6. What a warm inviting table setting. The squirrel reminds me of a brother-in-law and sister-in-law both now deceased. In the fall we would sometimes go to their house for supper and they would serve squirrel they had simmered in a gravy sauce until it fell off the bones. I’ve never eaten squirrel except at their home. Can’t help but think about our times around a fall table when I see squirrels.

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  7. Oh Kimberly, your table centerpiece is adorable! The acorns are perfect in the sweet little squirrel dish 🙂

    Happy Tuesday, my friend. Hugs!

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  8. I don’t buy seasonal items either. I bleached some pinecones last year and use them, with regular pinecones, plus acorns and nature items. I’ve just started to change the tablecloth and other items. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.

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  9. Kim, I love the simplicity and colorfulness of your everyday fall table. The squirrels are so cute and I love acorns and natural elements! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Pretty table, though squirrels are not my favorites just now. =D Your description of having eight at the table was fun! My grands have been known to crawl under the table to escape to the other side. Ha!

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  11. Love your everyday fall table dressing. I used acorns and pinecones last year and am planning on doing that again. I really like your squirrel- he is so cute! Have a great Friday!!

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  12. I’m all for natural decorations for fall as well. Love that squirrel! Thanks for sharing at VIntawe Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  13. What a fun table, Kim!!! I love that you are all crowded around one table when you are all together. Those times are some of the best ones of all, aren’t they? Cute tablecloth and the ‘seasonal’ colors of it are perfect for Fall.
    Have a great weekend- xo Diana

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